Ashby Minnesota Tornado video just premiered

Posted by $ Dobrien 7 months, 3 weeks ago to Science
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Probably best close up videos of a tornado 🌪 I have seen. Wow.

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  • Posted by mccannon01 7 months, 3 weeks ago
    I don't know much about the physics of a tornado, but watching this video sure popped a lot of questions and remarks in my head. OMG the amount of energy afoot here is staggering to wrap your head around. Then, what the hell is holding this thing together at a spin like that? You'd think that kind of spin would force the whole thing to fly apart and dissipate rather quickly like a dirt devil, yet something is holding it together for a very much longer time than one would think. Remarkable.
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  • Posted by $ katrinam41 7 months, 3 weeks ago
    Total idiot and amazing videogapher. Shots like that will help the meteorology folks to make better, more accurate forecasts with longer lead times. Having been through too many of the beasties, I have no desire to see another. The power is indescribable, the damage path has to be seen to truly understand. Pictures, even video can never capture the scene well enough to experience that gut-dropping hollow feeling when first you see.
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  • Posted by $ allosaur 7 months, 3 weeks ago
    No way me dino would voluntarily that get close to that whirling monster in a car.
    I've read that a car is the worst thing to be inside of during a tornado strike.
    It's a good way of "doing a Dorothy," but you won't end up in the land of Oz.
    You will end up dead.
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  • Posted by $ blarman 7 months, 3 weeks ago
    Great footage but the guy was insane to be that close.

    BTW - I'm a trained storm spotter and that aqua (blue-green) sky you see near the end is a dead giveaway that the conditions are ripe for a tornado. Saw it once in Great Falls, MT once directly over my head - including the slowly circling clouds. Called my wife and told her to take the kids down into the basement. It was eerie. Turns out there was a tornado about 50 miles away to the East an hour later.
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    • Posted by $ katrinam41 7 months, 3 weeks ago
      Hail in that horrible cloud gives the startling color and is a great warning for those of us who look up occasionally. One 4th of July we stood at the lot line talking with my parents' neighbor. Dad and his friend had been watching the wind switches and hot/cold wind gusts all day when the siren went off. We all headed for the houses, hadn't gone 20 feet when the summer sky turned black and we could barely see our house just 50 feet away. Three tornadoes hit with a mile of us over the next 20 minutes. Oh the stories I could tell...
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